Best Theme Parks and Water Parks in Malaysia: Malaysia is a land high on history, culture and beautiful scenic locations. The place is also home to ultra-modern cities, lush rainforests and pristine beaches and islands, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. While Malaysia seems to be an ideal location for singles and couples, you would be surprised to know that the country is kid-friendly too. There are lots of family-friendly or kid-friendly activities that you can do in Malaysia.
Theme parks and water parks are something that children of all ages love, and there is no dearth of these parks in this beautiful country. With around 16 theme parks, Malaysia is also known as the theme park capital of Southeast Asia. In short, you can have an exclusive theme or water park holiday in Malaysia. While there are several theme parks that you can visit during your trip to Malaysia, we present some of the best theme parks and water parks which you should not miss at any chance.
Selected Theme Parks and Water Parks in Malaysia
Sunway Lagoon is considered to be the ultimate amusement park of Malaysia. Located in Petaling Jaya, this theme park has an amusement park, water park, scream park, wildlife park and extreme park. So, you get to have all these experiences at one place. Apart from the whirling and twirling water slides that would definitely give you an adrenaline rush, the water park also has a man-made surf beach, man-made river ride, a wave pool as well as a 360o revolving pirate ship.
While you would love to spend the entire day at the water park, you must explore the other areas of this multi-theme park. The Scream Park is not for the fainthearted. It has a ghost house, vampire-focused horror theater and several scare zones. On the other hand, you get to enjoy some exciting and thrilling roller coasters and other rides at the Amusement Park. Moreover, while you would love the adventure you can indulge in at the Extreme Park, your kids would love to view and interact with over 150 species of animals at the Wildlife Park. Do not miss the animal-themed attractions as well as live animal shows at the park. Your children would also be excited to know that this park has Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, the first ever in Southeast Asia.
Apart from offering unlimited fun and family time, the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park offers you much more. Before you head back from the park, you must definitely try few of the restaurants and dining venues at the park where you will get to have some delicious food. Also, do visit the themed souvenir shops where you can buy gifts for your friends and family back home or maybe collect a souvenir for yourself in the memory of this exciting tour of Malaysia.
Timings: This theme park is open 365 days of the year. It opens at 10 in the morning and closes at 6 in the evening.
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
It can sometimes get too warm in Malaysia so much so that you would want to stay indoors by spending time at the mall. While shopping and spending time at the malls of Malaysia may sound interesting to you, your kids would get bored to their wits. The simplest solution to this problem is to head to Berjaya Times Square Hotel which is the largest shopping malls in Malaysia and is also home to the biggest indoor theme park in the country.
The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is something that both kids and adults would love. The park is divided into two zones where the Fantasy Garden is for children while the Galaxy Station is for adults. Amongst the 14 rides at the park, 4 are thrill rides and something you would enjoy if you love speed and adventure. Some of the rides that you must try here include DNA Mixer, Space Attack, Ooort’s Experess, Spinning Orbit, etc. One of the highlights of the park is the Supersonic Odyssey roller coaster. It is a roller coaster that you would not find anywhere else in the world. At 800 m, it is also the biggest indoor roller coaster in the entire world.
These rides are found on the adult section of the park and are prohibited for persons under the age of 13. Children, on the other hand, would have their fair share of fun with attractions and rides like Flying Bumble Bee, Crazy Bus, Botanic Drive, Robo Crash, Molly-Cool’s Swing, Fantasy Trail, Buddy Go Round, Honey Bump, etc. With so much fun dedicated to kids, it is also the perfect place to host birthday parties for your children. However, if you are in Malaysia on a holiday, it is an ideal place for your family as every member would surely have a good time at this theme park.
Timings: This theme park is open from 12 in the noon to 10 at night from Monday to Friday. During the weekends (Saturday and Sunday), the park opens at 11 in the morning and closes at 10 at night.
Spend time in the land of one of the most popular games in the world with the Lego theme park. Legoland is Malaysia’s first international theme park where all sorts of fun await you and your family, especially the younger ones. Apart from the amusement park, there is also the Lego themed water park which you must definitely check out during your visit.
Some of the attractions of the Legoland theme park include Miniland, LEGO Technic, LEGO Kingdomes, LEGO City, Imagination and Land of Adventure. At each of these parks, you would rides, activities and events that engage and thrill you. At Miniland, you would be able to get a good look at the famous buildings and scenes of 17 Asian countries made from LEGO bricks while Imagination would take you to play zones inspired by DUPLO. Get ready to try your ninja skills at the LEGO Ninjago World and have some awesome fun at LEGO City. The Land of Adventure, true to its name, would give you the chance to indulge in adventures that are thrilling as well as super fun.
While your kids would not want to leave the Legoland Park, you must definitely make time to visit the Legoland Water Park. If time permits, scheduled separate visits to both the areas of the park to enjoy each one of them to the fullest. At the water park, you would get to enjoy some awesome rides including Splash N Swirl, Red Rush, Slide Racers, Joker Soaker, Twin Chasers, Tidal Tube, Imagination Station, DUPLO Splash Safari, Wave Rider, Brick Blaster, etc. You can also build your own raft using LEGO bricks and float on the lazy river. Apart from these fun rides, the water park also has several dining options as well as surf shop where you can shop for cool accessories and souvenirs. All in all, the Legoland Theme and Water Park is a great place for spending family time.
Timings: The theme park opens at 10 AM and closes at 6 PM. There are days when it closes at 7 PM and 8 PM as well. You can check the park website to know the closing timing for the day you plan to visit. The water park opens at 10 AM and closes at 6 PM.
Aside from the ones mentioned above, some other popular theme parks in Malaysia are Melaka Wonderland, Lost World Tambun, Angry Birds Activity Park, A’ Famosa Melaka, etc. If you are planning to visit Malaysia in 2018, you would be able to visit the 20th Century Fox World which is going to replace the Genting Highlands Outdoor Theme Park, the oldest theme park in Malaysia. At this theme park, you would be able to enjoy rides and attractions based on some the best Hollywood movies like A Night at the Museum, Ice Age, Titanic, Planet of the Apes, etc.
Malaysia promises loads of fun not just for you but your family as well. So, do visit one of these or all of these theme parks and make the most of your holiday. Apply for your Malaysia visa today and get ready for an amazing family adventure!
Author: E Jey
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